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Epidemiology of Diabetes - Causes, Complications & Burden

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The occurrence of type II (adult onset) diabetes has increased significantly in the past few years.

- Describe the major cause of this increase.

- Explain the ramifications of this increase to overall morbidity and mortality in the U.S. population, being specific as to disease states involved.

- Consider the demographics of this increase in diabetes. Is the increase greater in some areas than in others? If, so, which areas and why is this thought to be the case?

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The attachment provides an overview of the range of factors that lead to the development of type 2 diabetes in adults. In doing this, it also highlights challenges with establishing definitive exposure-disease pathways, especially for chronic 'lifestyle' diseases and suggests ways in which the increase in the burden of these conditions in the population has far-reaching impact on modern society. Suggested sources for further reading are also included in the response.

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